The Facts Behind The Helsinki Roccamatios

by Yann Martel

Harvest Books | September 30, 2005 | Trade Paperback

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Here are four unforgettable stories by the author of Life of Pi. Written earlier in Martel''s career, these tales display that startling mix of dazzle and depth that have made Yann Martel an international phenomenon.
Inventive in form and timeless in content, each story is moving and thought-provoking. A Canadian university student visiting Washington, D.C., experiences the Vietnam War through an intense musical encounter. Variations of a warden''s letter to the mother of a man he has just executed reveal how each life is contained in its end. A young man''s fascination with the mirror-making machine he finds in his grandmother''s attic is juxtaposed with the reminiscences it evokes from his grandmother. And, in the exquisite title story, a young man dying of AIDS joins his friend in fashioning a story of the Roccamatio family of Helsinki, set against the yearly march of the twentieth century.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 209 pages, 8.22 × 6.28 × 0.64 in

Published: September 30, 2005

Publisher: Harvest Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0156032457

ISBN - 13: 9780156032452

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The Facts Behind The Helsinki Roccamatios

by Yann Martel

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 209 pages, 8.22 × 6.28 × 0.64 in

Published: September 30, 2005

Publisher: Harvest Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0156032457

ISBN - 13: 9780156032452

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Here are four unforgettable stories by the author of Life of Pi. Written earlier in Martel''s career, these tales display that startling mix of dazzle and depth that have made Yann Martel an international phenomenon.
Inventive in form and timeless in content, each story is moving and thought-provoking. A Canadian university student visiting Washington, D.C., experiences the Vietnam War through an intense musical encounter. Variations of a warden''s letter to the mother of a man he has just executed reveal how each life is contained in its end. A young man''s fascination with the mirror-making machine he finds in his grandmother''s attic is juxtaposed with the reminiscences it evokes from his grandmother. And, in the exquisite title story, a young man dying of AIDS joins his friend in fashioning a story of the Roccamatio family of Helsinki, set against the yearly march of the twentieth century.

About the Author

YANN MARTEL is the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Life of Pi. When he stays put, he lives in Montreal.
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